February 22, 2021

Keeping your Jack O Lantern Fresh.


halloween,pumpkins,fall,tipsHalloween is fast approaching and if you are anything like us here at Southern Smarts, we love to get festive with our pumpkin carving.

This is a great tip to keep your carved festive Jack O Lanterns fresh for weeks longer.

After you carve and clean the inside of your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water. You will use One teaspoon of bleach to one gallon of water. The bleach will kill bacteria and help keep your pumpkin fresher longer.

Once completely dry add Two Tablespoons of vinegar and One Teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water.  Brush this solution onto your pumpkin on the inside and outside to keep it looking fresh for weeks.

We all wish you a happy and safe Halloween season!

Salmon Pizza? Heck Yeah!

This is a delicious and healthy economic recipe for anytime of year!      

Baboli pizza crust

1 pkg. smoked Salmon

1 container chive and onion cream cheese

purple onion

cubed cucumber


dijon mustard


Cook Baboli Pizza Crust.. Spread Cream Cheese, and Dijon Mustard on warm crust. Sprinkle Dill. Spread Salmon, Capers, Onion, and Cucumber. Sprinkle with a little Lemon juice.  Delicious warm, or cold.